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    Pinstriped Performances: Sunday April 22nd, 2018

    On a day where Gleyber Torres made his debut in the Bronx, the New York Yankees organization ended up going 4-1 in the five games that were played between the big league club and their minor league affiliates. The starters were the story as the five pitchers combined to give up a total of four earned runs. Let’s take a look at some of the key performances from Sunday.

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (11-9) ended up taking three out of four games from the Blue Jays thanks to a 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

    • Miguel Andujar was the star of the afternoon. He went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth (10). He has five multi-hit games in his last six and he has driven in a run in five straight games.
    • Didi Gregorius was 1-for-3 with a run scored and he drove in two runs (19,20). One of those runs came on a solo home run (6) in the bottom of the first inning.
    • Austin Romine gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead with his two-run double in the second (5,6).
    • Luis Severino (4-1) was dominant this afternoon. He went seven innings, gave up one run on three hits, struck out six, and walked two on 112 pitches (69 strikes).
    • Gleyber Torres was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his Major League debut at second base.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (8-8) snapped their five-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Toledo Mudhens.

    • L.J. Mazzilli had a great game out of the nine spot in the batting order. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs (5,6,7). Two of those RBIs came on his first home run in the Yankees organization in the eighth inning.
    • The bottom of the order was key for the RailRiders in this win. Mazzilli, Ryan McBroom, and Billy Fleming combined to go 6-for-11 at the plate with three runs scored and four RBIs.
    • Kyle Higashioka hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third (3).
    • Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double, and a stolen base (5). He is now hitting .356 on the season.
    • Chance Adams didn’t get the win but he put up a quality effort on the mound. He went 5.2 innings, gave up three runs on two hits, struck out six, and walked two on 93 pitches (58 strikes).
    • Oliver Perez (1-0) pitched to only two batters. However, he ended up getting the win.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (9-7) scored four runs in the first inning as they defeated the Portland SeaDogs, 5-1.

    • Bruce Caldwell went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs (3,4). His one hit was a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth (1).
    • Ben Ruta (1-for-4) extended his hit streak to nine games with an RBI single in the first (2) and moved his batting average to .409.
    • Alexander Vargas made his 2018 debut today. He went 4.1 innings, gave up two hits, struck out four, and walked two on 76 pitches (46 strikes).
    • Stephen Tarpley (1-0) was throwing strikes out of the bullpen. In 2.2 innings of work, he gave up one run on three hits while striking out four on 48 pitches (34 strikes).

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): In a pitchers duel, the Tarpons (8-9) edged out the Clearwater Threshers, 2-1.

    • Nick Green (3-0) remained undefeated on the season. In six innings, he gave up one unearned run on six hits, struck out five batters, and walked two on 95 pitches (59 strikes) in the win. After three starts, his ERA is now at 0.53.
    • Brandon Wagner went 2-for-4 with an RBI single (10) in the first inning to extend his hit streak to seven games.
    • Estevan Florial gave the Tarpons the lead for good in the fifth with an RBI triple (8).
    • David Sosebee threw a scoreless ninth inning (one walk, one hit, one strikeout) as he picked up his third save of the year.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The eighth inning was the rough point for the Riverdogs (7-10) as they lost 3-2 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

    • The two runs for Charleston all came in the first inning on a Chris Hess sacrifice fly (11) and an RBI triple by Leonardo Molina (3).
    • Out of the eight hits the Riverdogs had, three of them came off the bat of Oswaldo Cabrera (3-for-4, double, run scored). He was 6-for-13 in the three-game series.
    • Garrett Whitlock deserved a much better fate on the afternoon. He gave up two hits and struck out four over seven innings on 80 pitches (56 strikes). However, he got the no-decision.
    • Brian Trieglaff (1-1) gave up all three runs in the eighth inning on five hits as he took the loss. It was the first time he’s given up any runs in an appearance this season.